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Regular Decision Deadlines 2022-23

Topic: Admissions  |  Posted on May 10th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

Deadlines are the worst. Even the word looks terrifying. It has the word “dead” in it. What’s with that? Bitter feelings aside, deadlines are inevitable. And many Regular Decision deadlines are going to be here before you know it. Whether you’re applying Regular Decision to safety, target, or dream schools, it’s important to make sure […]

Early Decision and Early Action Deadline Organizer 2022-23

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 5th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

Early Action and Early Decision deadlines will be here before you know it. If you have one school in mind that is your ride-or-die, you should definitely consider applying Early Decision to put yourself toward the front of the pack. Many schools tend to accept a higher percentage of both Early Decision and Early Action applicants than […]

How to Create a Winning College Application Video Essay Introduction

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 22nd, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

More colleges and universities are offering applicants the opportunity to submit a video as part of their application. Odds are, you’ll take any opportunity you can get to further differentiate yourself from other applicants. But what is admissions looking for exactly? And how does one go about producing this work of art?   Step One: […]

10 Elite Colleges Where Early Applicants Have a Leg Up

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 13th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

The college admissions process and landscape can be incredibly confusing. There are a lot of moving parts! You have to consider your GPA, test scores (if you have them), personal statements, supplemental essays, scholarships, housing, majors, graduation rates… the list goes on! One of the most common questions our clients ask us is, “What’s the […]

The Top Summer Programs for High School Juniors and Sophomores

Topic: Summer Preparation, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 10th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

Colleges and universities across the country offer programs for high school students who are eager to gain more experience in their chosen field. Most of these programs take place over the span of four to six weeks during summer break.     Sure, attending one of the following programs will definitely add some texture to your college […]

4 Steps to a Professional and Polished Cover Letter

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 25th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you’re wondering how you can write the kind of cover letter that grabs your potential employer’s attention and lands you an interview, you’ve come to the right place. The cover letter presents hiring managers with the opportunity to gauge your communication skills and interest level. So, whenever you have the chance to submit one, […]

CEA’s Anson L. Clark Scholars Program Application Essay Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 14th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Anson L. Clark Scholars Program is an intensive seven-week summer research program hosted by Texas Tech University for twelve highly qualified high school juniors and seniors. Deadline: February 16, 2022 Requirements: Four essays of 2,000 characters, one essay of 1,500 characters Program Dates: June 20, 2022 to August 3, 2022 The application essay prompts […]

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP) Application Essay Guide 2023

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 7th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP) Application Essay Prompt Breakdowns Requirements: 2 essays of 400-600 words Deadline: March 1, 2023 Fee: $4,000 (this cost covers room, board, and some instructional costs) Before submitting your online application please be sure you have completed the following information:    A personal essay of 400-600 words. […]

How to Write a Successful Deferral Letter

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 5th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

Every year, thousands of students are deferred from the early application pool to the regular decision pool. And every year, thousands of students are left thinking, “How can I improve my chances of getting accepted?” Let us introduce to you… (drumroll, please)… The Deferral Letter!! The deferral letter is similar in purpose to the waitlist […]

CEA’s 2021-22 List of Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 8th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

Hello college applicants! As we near the end of the 2021-22 college application season, you may be wondering where you can submit applications before those early 2022 deadlines sneak up on you. We thought it might be helpful to put together a list of test-optional colleges and universities for you, so you can make an […]